Ontario Government Phase 2 COVID Guidelines and SNAS

FYI to our customers and students:  As well as all those provisions under Agriculture, plus what we were allowed to offer in Phase 1’s re-opening, here is some more good news!

Outdoor recreational facilities

Outdoor-only recreational facilities that operate low-contact attractions and activities will be allowed to reopen.

  • This includes activities such as paintball, mini-golf, archery ranges, go-cart tracks and other adventure activities.
  • Locker rooms, change rooms, showers and clubhouses will remain closed, except to the extent they provide access to a washroom or a portion of the facility that is used to provide first aid.
  • Indoor recreational activities are not permitted except for indoor driving ranges and rod and gun clubs.

We are able to maintain the 2m distancing rules.  We look forward to seeing you in the near future.

Session 4 classes will run in September – all are booked completely

The good news is:  we have been able to re-schedule 2020 Session #4 group lessons for advanced and beginner archers.  They will run starting the 3rd week in September.  Kathleen Millar will be sending out reminder e-mails after the Labour Day long weekend to all registered students/parents.

The bad news is:  Due to the COVID reduced number of students allowed in the indoor lanes, all classes have been filled.

We hope that the situation will settle down as we head into January 2021 and that we will be able to host beginner lessons again.

2020 Session #1 Advanced group lessons will be held November-December as usual.

Please note that no spectators will be allowed in the lanes, including parents, when we run group lessons.  Students will be asked to remain in their vehicles until the signal to enter has been given by a staff member.  Thank you for your patience as we sort out the “new normal”.

Birthday Parties During COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and following Ontario government guidelines, we are suspending birthday party lessons until September 2020.  The only exemption to this are parties which comprise of one family only in attendance.

More information will be updated as Ontario completes its transition into phase 2 for all parts of the province.

All Session 3 classes are complete – book your range time

We had a really warm make-up class #8 on Friday, June 19th.  The exact opposite of the weather conditions one week earlier!

This completes our session #3, which was postponed due to COVID-19 lockdown.

The outdoor lanes are available to book now during normal business hours.  Please phone or e-mail your request so that we can regulate the number of people using our facilities.

Thank you and have a great summer!

Serving Our Customers during COVID News Update

We continue to offer a safe environment for our retail customers and continue normal business hours.

Private lessons continue throughout the COVID-19 lockdown and recovery.  Please book a time with us during normal business hours.

Retail customers are advised to call for an appointment also.  In this way, we can control the number of people in the showroom at any given time.  If there are too many customers in the shop, then we ask you to wait in your vehicle and we will wave to you for your turn to enter.

The indoor lanes are closed for general target practice.  They are for use by our beginner students and retail customer bow set-up appointments only.  Outdoor lanes are available by appointment only.

USA-based archery manufacturers have closed down operations including PSE.  Asian manufactured products are subject to quarantine and are being delayed at the border.  Please be patient if you have special orders on-hold.  We will get the product to you as soon as we have it.

Group Session #4:  Kathy Millar has been in touch with pre-paid students who pre-registered.  Group class sizes have been reduced now to 4 persons, or 5 if there are families in the group.  If there is room in Session 4 classes for those who pre-registered but who did NOT pre-pay, then Kathy will be in touch with you directly to see if you are still interested in group lessons in September.

IMPORTANT:  Please use the hand-wipes and/or hand sanitizer spray bottle at the front door when you enter.  Continue to practice physical distancing.  Thank you and stay safe.

Outdoor lanes information during COVID-19 Lockdown

Our outdoor lanes are available to our regular students and customers by appointment only.  We are not able to provide practice facilities to the general public at this time.  All archers and families must adhere to Ontario government physical distancing protocols, both on the shooting line and at the target butts.

Please call us during normal business hours to book your time, or write to us at info@southnationarchery.com.

MAKE UP CLASSES FOR SESSION 3

MAKE UP CLASSES FOR SESSION 3 Weeks #5 and #6    Advanced and Beginner

As you may know already, South Nation Archery has been able to keep the retail shop open for business under the “new normal” because we sell hunting supplies, and this falls under the Agricultural exemptions issued at the start of the province-wide COVID-19 response.

The Ontario Government is re-opening the provincial economy as of May 16th, and we are planning to finish our Session #3 classes, while maintaining social distancing.

Below you will find a timetable for the 8 group sessions that were postponed due to the provincial lockdown.

 

READ CAREFULLY:

  1. Both week 5 and week 6 class material will be covered in ONE 2-hour session from 6pm-8pm. You are invited to shoot on the date designated for your original group.  This completes the session that you paid for.
  2. All classes will be held OUTSIDE ONLY, rain or sun. Come prepared!
  3. All instructional equipment that you borrowed during your normal classes will be cleaned and available outside only. Everything will be cleaned again afterwards.
  4. Washroom facilities will be provided, one person at a time in the building.
  5. Physical distancing will be adhered to both on the shooting line, and at the target butts.
  6. Kathy will be wearing a mask and gloves during classes in case she needs to be less than 2m away from students, i.e. in an emergency.
  7. All students will use handwipes provided before starting class.

 

SCHEDULE OF MAKE-UP CLASSES

Wednesday, May 27          6-8pm           Combined Wednesday Advanced youth classes

Thursday, May 28              6-8pm           7pm Thursday Advanced Adult class

Friday, May 29                  6-8pm           6pm Youth Beginner class

 

Wednesday, June 03         6-8pm           8pm Wednesday Advanced class

Thursday, June 04             6-8pm           8pm Thursday Advanced Adult class

Friday, June 05                 6-8pm           7pm Youth Beginner class

 

Friday, June 12                 6-8pm           8pm Adult Beginner class

Friday, June 19                 6-8pm           9pm Adult Beginner class

 

Group e-mails will be sent out to the addresses provided on your waiver forms with a full listing of students in each session.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Millar directly at 613-989-2943 or info@southnationarchery.com.  Your patience is appreciated.

All 2020 Outdoor SNAC Sanctioned Tournaments Cancelled

Due to Archery’s Canada policy statement issued on April 9th, 2020, SNAC must cancel its planned summer tournaments:

“The Board has suspended the Federation’s recognition of tournaments in its calendar for the purposes of Canadian records, and Canadian Ranking lists until July 31. Currently registered events will be cancelled on the Archery Canada calendar and no further registrations will be approved until further notice and public health restrictions are lifted.”

Therefore, our nationally-sanctioned CDN900 set for June 24th is cancelled until further notice, as well as our annual 4 x 720 weekend of July 11-12,

We regret this decision, and will keep our members informed if and when we will be able to re-schedule these events.  Keep tuned for further updates.

To read Archery Canada’s entire statement, please use:

Archery Canada officially cancels the Canada Cup and the Canadian Outdoor Archery Championships; registration and recognition of tournaments suspended until July 31.

South Nation Archery Supply Helping Out Health Care Providers During COVID-19

On Monday, April 06th, we delivered 1 dozen hand-made face masks with pockets for filters to the Sewing For Life community group in Winchester, Ontario.  Kathy Millar had enough remnant cotton material and elastic to build the 12 face masks.

The co-ordinators, including Cheryl Guy, are gathering cotton, elastic and thread for volunteer sewing machine operators in order to create these masks for health care workers.  They will be used in cancer wards, long term care facilities and other institutions in order to save more N95 masks for the Winchester District Memorial Hospital.

If you have 50% or 100% pre-shrunk cotton fabric that you do not need, and/or thin elastic, please consider donating either to South Nation Archery Supply or to the Sewing For Life group.  You can reach Cheryl Guy at 613-774-3399.  You can drop off any supplies to SNAC during normal business hours.

Cloth remnants should be at least 18″ long.  Elastic should be 1/8″ wide.

2020 Nutrition Challenge a Big Success

March is always Nutrition Month and in our Advanced Classes we always have a challenge in order to see who eats the most balanced, healthy diet over the course of one week.

We were able to get this done before shutting down classes for the pandemic.  Here are the highlights:

Grand Champion:  Garnett Last 840/910 points!  Congratulations!

Class winners:  Serenity Last 780, Robert Kerr 770, and Bill Mackey 770.

Special congratulations to Serenity who was the only person to score a perfect 130 in one day!

We will have our annual Nutrition Challenge celebration as soon as we can finish the last two classes of session #3.  Stayed tuned for more details.